IntelBX80623I72600K
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.4GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 350,302 user samples
81,441 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 50% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 50% Great: 79%
SPEED RANK: 203rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
268,861 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 87th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
62.8 % 75.5 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
98.7 Pts 111 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+12%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
190 Pts 218 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+15%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
334 Pts 422 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+26%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts 698 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+45%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 119 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts 237 Pts +1%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts 471 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
600 Pts 779 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+30%
Market Share
Based on 22,582,709 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.38 % 3.02 % Hugely higher market share.
+695%
Value
Value For Money
75.1 % 95.2 % Better value.
+27%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
127 % 140 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
Price
Price (score)
$145 $120 Cheaper.
+17%
Age
Newest
107 Months 19 Months Hugely more recent.
+82%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+62%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz +3%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
603 Pts 1012 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+68%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts 910 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+87%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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